The pesticide review is nearing completion
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CTA. 2003. The pesticide review is nearing completion. Agritrade, August 2003. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The European Commission announced on July 8th 2003 that it was close to...
The European Commission announced on July 8th 2003 that it was close to completion of its pesticide review, as a consequence of which a further 110 substances used in plant protection are to be withdrawn from the market by December 2003. These 110 substances are in addition to the 320 that have been withdrawn from the market before July 2003. A few temporary derogations will apply in some member states for some 'essential uses'. This relates to products which have not been defended by the manufacturer but for which there is no readily available alternative for the crops in question and for which no safety concerns arise. Comment: ACP producers will need to stay abreast of these developments, if exports to the EU are not to face restrictions based on residue levels. ACP producers of certain tropical products which use pesticides for which the manufacturer has decided not to make a case, may well need to look for derogations where there is no ready alternative and the continued use of these products poses no health risk.